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Speaking of Invitations…

In Uncategorized on October 27, 2011 at 11:54 am

I found this while reading the same blogger’s complaint that someone else was stealing her work without crediting her for it (for shame!) and I fell in love.

It’s more than I’m going for in an invitation, but it’s such a darling idea.

Storybook Invites. Go on, read about it, I bet you’ll fall in love, too! (And there’s even instructions on how to create your own!))

Original Story Invitation by Matt Dorffman on Cap Classique


Honeymoon Registry versus Gift Registry

In Uncategorized on October 25, 2011 at 12:49 am

I’m not a huge fan of registries to begin with, but they seem to have become ‘the done thing’, with many people preferring you to be registered somewhere so they don’t have to worry about buying you something you already have (which is becoming increasingly likely given the number of people living together prior to getting married).

With this in mind, the fiance and I have agreed that we will have a gift registry AND a honeymoon registry. Partly because the money for the honeymoon would be handy, but mostly because we fall into the same trap as most other couples: we have pretty much everything. With the exception of those perfectly lovely (and horribly expensive) dinner sets, silver tea services and a Monet for the wall there’s not much more that we’d need in the way of possessions.

With this in mind, I’ve been researching honeymoon registries, and have found two that look interesting Honeymoon Fund and Travel Registry. The main difference between these is that Honeymoon Fund charges the guest for the cost of making the payment, whereas Travel Registry has a one off fee which they charge the couple getting married.

Both sites seem to allow for the funds to then be transferred to the bride and groom (or by then, the Mr and Mrs, I guess) to pay for their honeymoon (or other gifts) without being ‘locked in’ to the original designation.

Has anyone had any experience with these? Or a favourite honeymoon/gift registry site?

Custom Cake Toppers

In 2011, Decoration, October 2011 on October 12, 2011 at 12:51 am

I don’t actually need these because, as mentioned earlier, we’re having lego cake toppers. That aside, I received an email from Boutique Bride that has a deal on custom cake toppers made by Minikin Mania. They normally retail at $179.00 but this deal allows you to buy them for only $99. That’s a lovely 45% discount – would that we could get all our wedding buys at that kind of a discount!

Custom Cake Topper - Image from

Vintage Inspiration Picture

In Uncategorized on October 9, 2011 at 4:12 am

Love this picture on nicolelaviolette

Vintage Inspiration

She’s got some lovely other inspiration boards, too – the latest as of today being a gorgeous navy one – almost enough to change my mind about my colour scheme!

Make Up Artist

In Uncategorized on October 7, 2011 at 4:38 am

Just when I was lamenting the lack of wedding expertise in my friends and family (of which I could take advantage, as per all the advice out there) my cousin has stepped up to the plate and launched her wedding make up business!

Belinda Nason is her name, and she’s got a portfolio up on her website, as well as pricing and contact details.

Now to make sure she’s free for my wedding!


In Uncategorized on October 4, 2011 at 9:13 am

I have discovered that someone in Melbourne hires out photobooths for $600 for 4 hours (oddly enough, it’s only $500 for 4 hours if you’re not having a wedding) that has unlimited prints and photos saved to disc.

I’m not sure if anyone remembers, but I mentioned a while ago that I love the idea of a photobooth, and I’m now trying to work out if I can justify the cost (especially since I think our photographer is going to be leaving mid-way through the reception). If I add together the actual amount we’ve negotiated with the photographer to the cost of the photobooth, we hit our total photographer budget.

So I guess the question is: is this a tempting enough deal to talk the fiance into it?

The Countdown Begins

In Uncategorized on October 3, 2011 at 9:14 am

I got an email the other day telling me that my wedding was 365 days away. This didn’t really come as a surprise, after all, I know the date of the wedding and had my own mental countdown going on because I couldn’t book some things until we were one year or closer.

But what I didn’t take into account is how scary it is to (almost) daily receive yet another countdown clock. I think the last one read 356 days to go, and despite the fact that I’ve had this thing planned from almost the beginning, I’m starting to get those wedding crazies where I’m afraid that things just aren’t going to be ready in time.

So I guess I’m seeking reassurance, words of wisdom, tips and hints, anything you guys have that can help me get through this!

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